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Lexicon :: Strong's H6663 - ṣāḏaq

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TWOT Reference: 1879

Strong’s Definitions

צָדַק tsâdaq, tsaw-dak'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense):—cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H6663 in the following manner: justify (23x), righteous (10x), just (3x), justice (2x), cleansed (1x), clear ourselves (1x), righteousness (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H6663 in the following manner: justify (23x), righteous (10x), just (3x), justice (2x), cleansed (1x), clear ourselves (1x), righteousness (1x).
  1. to be just, be righteous

    1. (Qal)

      1. to have a just cause, be in the right

      2. to be justified

      3. to be just (of God)

      4. to be just, be righteous (in conduct and character)

    2. (Niphal) to be put or made right, be justified

    3. (Piel) justify, make to appear righteous, make someone righteous

    4. (Hiphil)

      1. to do or bring justice (in administering law)

      2. to declare righteous, justify

      3. to justify, vindicate the cause of, save

      4. to make righteous, turn to righteousness

    5. (Hithpael) to justify oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צָדַק tsâdaq, tsaw-dak'; a primitive root; to be (causatively, make) right (in a moral or forensic sense):—cleanse, clear self, (be, do) just(-ice, -ify, -ify self), (be turn to) righteous(-ness).
STRONGS H6663: Abbreviations
† [צָדֵק, צָדֹק] verb denominative be just, righteous; —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular צָֽדְקָה Genesis 38:26; 2nd person masculine singular צָדַקְתָּ Job 33:12; Job 35:7; etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִצְדַּק Job 9:2 +; יִצְדָּ֑ק Job 4:17; Job 11:2; 3rd person feminine plural תִּצְדַּקְנָה Ezekiel 16:52 (Greek Version of the LXX Co תְּצַדְּקִין, not Berthol Toy Krae), etc; —
1. have a just cause, be in the right, Job 9:15, 20; Job 13:18; Job 34:5; in complaint Job 33:12; with מִן person Genesis 38:26 (J; of Tamar).
2. be justified, in one's plea Job 11:2; with עִם (man with God) Job 9:2; Job 25:4; בי׳ Isaiah 45:25; by witnesses Isaiah 43:9; by acquittal Psalm 143:2; Isaiah 43:26; by condemnation of opponent Job 40:8.
3. be just: of God, in his government, in charging with sin Psalm 51:6; of מִשְׁמְּטֵייֿ׳ Psalm 19:10.
4. be just, righteous, in conduct and character: of men Job 10:15; Job 15:14; Job 22:3; Job 35:7, with מִן compare, Job 4:17 (more than God; Dr at God's hand, מִן 2d), Ezekiel 16:52 (< Greek Version of the LXX Co Pi.).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְנִצְדַּק קֹדֶשׁ consecutive Daniel 8:14 the holy place shall be put right, in a right condition (MartiKau Buhl SS; Bev Dr MartiComm. be justified, its cause vindicated).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular צִדְּקָה Jeremiah 3:11; Imperfect 2nd person feminine singular תְּצַדְּקִי Ezekiel 16:51; Infinitive construct suffix צַדְּקֶ֑ךָּ Job 33:32; צַדֶּקְתֵּךְ (Ges§ 52 p) Ezekiel 16:52; צַדְּקוֺ Job 32:2; — justify: עַל צַדְּקוֺ נַפְשׁוֺ מֵאֱלֹהִים Job 32:2 because he justified himself rather than God (compare Qal 1); make to appear righteous Jeremiah 3:11; Ezekiel 16:51, 52 (all with מִן compare); חָפַצְתִּי צַדְּקֶ֑ךָּ Job 33:32 I desire to justify thee (in thy plea, compare Qal 2).
Hiph. Perfect 1st person singular suffix הִצְדַּקְתִּיו 2 Samuel 15:4; 3rd person masculine plural הִצְדִּיקוּ Deuteronomy 25:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַצְדִּיק Isaiah 53:11; 1st person singular אַצְדִּיק Exodus 23:7; Job 27:5; Infinitive construct הַצְדִּיק 1 Kings 8:32 2 Chronicles 6:23; Imperative masculine plural הַצְדִּיקוּ Psalm 82:3; Participle מַצְדִּיק Proverbs 17:15, etc.; —
1. do justice, in administering law 2 Samuel 15:4; Psalm 82:3.
2. declare righteous, justify, with accusative (ה)צַדִּיק Deuteronomy 25:1; 1 Kings 8:32 2 Chronicles 6:23; רָשָׁע Exodus 23:7 (E) Isaiah 5:23; Proverbs 17:15; Justify accusers, by recognizing charge as just Job 27:5.
3. justify, vindicate the cause of, save, with accusative, Isaiah 50:8 (of God), with לְ of object Isaiah 53:11 (of servant of י׳).
4. make righteous, turn to righteousness, Daniel 12:3, compare Aboth Daniel 5:26, 27 Bev.
Hithp. Imperfect1plural נִצְטַדָּ֑ק Genesis 44:16 (J) how shall we justify ourselves, clear ourselves from suspicion?

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6665.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:26; 38:26; 44:16


23:7; 23:7


25:1; 25:1

2 Samuel

15:4; 15:4

1 Kings

8:32; 8:32

2 Chronicles

6:23; 6:23


4:17; 4:17; 9:2; 9:2; 9:15; 9:20; 10:15; 11:2; 11:2; 13:18; 15:14; 22:3; 25:4; 27:5; 27:5; 32:2; 32:2; 33:12; 33:12; 33:32; 33:32; 34:5; 35:7; 35:7; 40:8


19:10; 51:6; 82:3; 82:3; 143:2


17:15; 17:15


5:23; 43:9; 43:26; 45:25; 50:8; 53:11; 53:11


3:11; 3:11


16:51; 16:51; 16:52; 16:52; 16:52; 16:52


5:26; 5:27; 8:14; 12:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6663 matches the Hebrew צָדַק (ṣāḏaq),
which occurs 41 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:26 - And Judah acknowledged them, and said, She hath been more righteous H6663 than I; because that I gave her not to Shelah my son. And he knew her again no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:16 - And Judah said, What shall we say unto my lord? what shall we speak? or how shall we clear ourselves? H6663 God hath found out the iniquity of thy servants: behold, we are my lord's servants, both we, and he also with whom the cup is found.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify H6663 the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify H6663 the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice! H6663
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:32 - Then hear thou in heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying H6663 the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:23 - Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying H6663 the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:17 - Shall mortal man be more just H6663 than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:2 - I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just H6663 with God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:15 - Whom, though I were righteous, H6663 yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:20 - If I justify H6663 myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:15 - If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, H6663 yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:2 - Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:18 - Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified. H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:14 - What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:3 - Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? H6663 or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:4 - How then can man be justified H6663 with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - God forbid that I should justify H6663 you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:2 - Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram: against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified H6663 himself rather than God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:12 - Behold, in this thou art not just: H6663 I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:32 - If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify H6663 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:5 - For Job hath said, I am righteous: H6663 and God hath taken away my judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:7 - If thou be righteous, H6663 what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:9 - The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous H6663 altogether.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:4 - Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified H6663 when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 82:3 - Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice H6663 to the afflicted and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:2 - And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:15 - He that justifieth H6663 the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:23 - Which justify H6663 the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:9 - Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: H6663 or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:26 - Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:25 - In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, H6663 and shall glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He is near that justifieth H6663 me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:11 - He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify H6663 many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:11 - And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified H6663 herself more than treacherous Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:51 - Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified H6663 thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:52 - Thou also, which hast judged thy sisters, bear thine own shame for thy sins that thou hast committed more abominable than they: they are more righteous H6663 than thou: yea, be thou confounded also, and bear thy shame, in that thou hast justified H6663 thy sisters.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:14 - And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. H6663
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:3 - And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness H6663 as the stars for ever and ever.
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